You Are What You Wear Essay

1164 Words Dec 29th, 2010 5 Pages
You Are What You Wear

Whoever said “clothes make a man” had the right idea about people perceive each other on the first look. Whether you like it or not, a big part of the first impression that we make when you meet someone depends on how you look – which is basically how you’re dressed.

Looking good is an obsession with people these days. We love to keep up on the latest trends and make sure we’re sporting the latest fashion. Just take a look around you. Bangalis seem to be really catching up with the rest of the globe when it comes to fashion trends these days. The fashion industry is rapidly carving itself a sizable niche here. Compared to even a few years back, boutiques and fashion houses are popping up everywhere. There’s more
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Also, boots in Bangladesh are a little ridiculous if you ask me. They are cute, but honestly...what occasion could possibly call for boots, even in winter? The closest thing to boots one might even want in this country are probably rubber boots in monsoon when the streets are water logged and you have to wade through muck anytime you decide to walk.

Sadly enough though, the thing that really brings out the worst in people is when you put on clothes regardless of whether they look good on you. Like my afore-mentioned classmate, there are way too many people who wear clothes just because they are in fashion. One of my closest friends showed up to class the other day wearing super tight skinny jeans with a short shirt. Catch was, she’s on the heavier end of the scales. Her excuse, “everyone wears them”. Yet, upon a good look in a full length mirror she admitted it did nothing for the extra pounds she added on during the last eid holidays.

Recently though, besides bollywood trends and soap opera fashions, a lot of people seem to be picking up on western fashion trends. The “emo” trends seem to have really made a mark on the younger crowd in Dhaka. Everywhere you look, there’s a kid with the side swept bangs and dark clothes with a brooding attitude. But, here too are those that get the look right and the ones who couldn’t decide halfway between Emo, Hannah Montana and Beyonce. The effect I must say is rather alarming when you mix the three. Needless to say,

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